• Welcome



    Welcome to the course Educational leadership

    Great that you decided to study Finnish education. You are now embarking on a joint journey that aims to bring quality education to children and young people everywhere!  This course is the first of the five Education in Finland - learning for life MOOCs exploring the joy of learning and equal opportunities in Finnish education. The course is suitable for everyone interested in the high-quality teaching and comprehensive education from ECEC to upper secondary education and work-life needs. In this course you will learn the basic elements of educational leadership and its essential role in the Finnish education system. There are no requirements for previous studies. The general quidelines can be found on the next tab called "Course instructions".


    After this course

    • You have a basic understanding about educational leadership in the Finnish society
    • You recognize the significance of educational leadership in all societies
    • You realize that Finland is not that different and that something that has been done in Finland can be done everywhere else as well
    • You have yourself the readiness to act as an educational leader for nation and future building.

    Besides the videos, this MOOC comprises also online articles, websites and other materials to support your learning.


    Authors of the course materials:

    Mikael Risku (Head of Institute of Educational Leadership, University of Jyväskylä), Panu Forsman (University Teacher, Institute of Educational Leadership / International Master’s Degree Programme in Educational Sciences, University of Jyväskylä),  Minna Nykopp (University Teacher, Open University, University of Jyväskylä)

    The professionals that have been interviewed are Tarja Seppälä-Pänkäläinen (Principal, Keljonkangas Comprehensive School, City of Jyväskylä), Marja Hänninen-Helin (Principal, Keljonkangas Comprehensive School, City of Jyväskylä),  Anita Siltanen (Head of Keltinmäki ECEC centre, City of Jyväskylä

    Participants in the production and technical implementation of the course content are Teppo Haapasalo, Kari Toiviainen and Jani Lahtinen from Rotia prkl ltd. Thank you everyone!

    Copyright of the material: CC-BY-NC-ND
    The copyright to the videos and materials in this course belongs to the authors. You must give appropriate credit and provide a link to the licence. You may not use the material for commercial purposes. The licence may not give you all of the permission necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights regarding publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.